How to Use File History Feature on Windows 10 to Backup your Files

The File History is an excellent tool in Windows 10 which helps you to backup your files and folder of your computer to any external hard drive connected to your computer. Previously, i have already written about fixing the.

This tool also lets you to backup your data to a network location if it is available to you which makes this tool a fully featured backup tool.

In this article, I will provide you full guide with step by step procedure on how to use the File History tool on Windows 10 to backup your files but first, you need to know how to add a drive which you will use to store the backup files on your computer. 

How to Add a Drive to use with File History on Windows 10

If you want to add a drive to use it with file history for backing up the data then follow the steps

Step-1: First click the Start button and then click the Setting button.

Step-2: In the setting click on the Update &  Security option which is at the bottom. 

Step-3: Now click on the Backup option which is on the left side

Step-4: After that click on Add a drive option 

Now you can choose the drive which you like to use as a backup. You can also choose the network option to backup if this option is available.  

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How to Backup Files using File History on Windows 10

Now you have the drive associated with file history, you can now customize which files and folder you want for backup. 

Step-1:  click the Start button and then click the Setting button. 

Step-2: In the setting click on the Update &  Security option which is at the bottom. 

Step-3: Now click on the Backup option which is on the left side

Step-4: Click More Options 

Step-5: Click Add a Folder

Step-6: To choose the folder you need to click on the Choose This folder option. 

If you have chosen the wrong folder for the backup then you can remove the folder from the backup list. For this, you need to click a folder in the Backup these folder lists and then click on the Remove button. This process will help you to remove the folder which you want to. 

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How to Restore Files from File History on Windows 10

Once you have created the backup of the files in Windows 10 using file history and if something goes wrong with your computer and you lost your files and folder.

In that case, you don’t have to worry you can easily restore them using file history. To restore the files and folder you makes sure that the drive which contains the backup is connected to your computer.

To restore the files from file history follow the steps :

Step-1: Click the Start button and then click the Setting button.

Step-2: Now click on the Update &  Security option 

Step-3: After that click on the Backup option. 

Step-4: In more options Click on Restore files from a current backup option available at the left-bottom side.

Step-5: Now click the restore button which is green in color with a circular arrow on it. 

After this step, your files and folders contained in the backup drive will now restore in their original location within few minutes of time. 

If you are looking to create a system Image backup then Check out the article which will guide you through step by step process. 

This wraps up the article I hope these steps helps you to use file history feature in Windows 10 to backup your files without any difficulty. If you liked the article, then please share it on social media.

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